Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gulf Stories: Voices from the Spill

TakePart has posted a series of short videos titled "Gulf Stories: Voices from the Spill". They bear watching, for they put a human face on a catastrophe with profound implications for us all.

Part 1 ~ Marylee Orr of LEAN, part of Gulf Coast Fund's grantee network of respondents to the BP oil drilling disaster. Gulf Coast Fund is a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

Gulf Stories - Part 1 - Marylee Orr from TakePart on Vimeo.

Part 2 ~ Wilma Subra, a member of the Gulf Coast Fund Advisory Group of community organizers along the Gulf Coast. She is working to address the current and prospective health effects of responders and others involved in the clean-up efforts.

Gulf Stories - Part 2 - Wilma Subra from TakePart on Vimeo.

Part 3 ~ Paul Templet, former professor in Department of Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University, retired

Gulf Stories - Part 3 - Paul Templet from TakePart on Vimeo.

Part 4 ~ Ivor van Heerden, geologist and marine scientist

Gulf Stories - Part 4 - Ivor van Heerden from TakePart on Vimeo.

Part 5 ~ Tracy Kuhns of Louisiana Bayoukeeper, also part of Gulf Coast Fund's grantee network 

Gulf Stories - Part 5 - Tracy Kuhns from TakePart on Vimeo.


M.L. Gallagher said...

I am speechless.
Devestation cries
beneath the water
surfacing in an oil black
destroying life
in its wake.

I am speechless.

katdish said...

Thanks for sharing these stories. The guy in the 3rd video spoke as if his opinions were facts, but otherwise these put a personal face on this tradegy.

Maureen said...

Kathy, yes, I agree. He sued LSU for wrongful dismissal because of his vocal remarks following Hurricane Katrina. He's considered an expert in his field.

Joyce Wycoff said...

Maureen ... thanks for finding and sharing these powerful voices.

Laura said...

This is so hard. There is such a helpless feeling surrounding this whole thing. Disbelief, even denial. Tracy Kuhns is right. Nobody knows what to do. It's so frustrating that we are reactive here. But I guess that's the best we can do now. And I'm glad there are these folks trying to help. Things we all take for granted...

L.L. Barkat said...

I have been pushing this thing to the back of my mind. It hurts so much. It is like a wound on the earth, not healing. Mourning black again and again.

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